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rickhall28 (140) Denville, New Jersey | May 6, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Great wine and craftbeer shop. Of their 3 stores this is their newest and the flagship. It is big and tastefully appointed. The cold cases are many but the craft beer shelf seems a bit smaller than years ago. This is a great place for wine obviously as well as gourmet food and great sandwiches...but as a craftbeer source...although it used to be my go to...it is no longer the best in the area...that would clearly be Liquor Outlet Wine Cellars. Garyís could be as good...they certainly have the ability...I just think from a business standpoint they choose to focus on wine. They should reconsider and match the beer offerings to the high level of their wine offerings.
j12601 (262) Poughkeepsie, New York | January 15, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Rather big place, clean and well lit. Definitely a store focused on wine and liquor but they do maintain a nice selection of beer. Nothing that I was blown away by or shocked to see, but considering how Iíve seen some wine and liquor stores do beer, they did quite well here. The sake selection was what I was more intrigued by, and we did leave here with a bottle. Itís on the way to a place we go in NJ every few months so Iím sure weíll be stopping back in again.
DaveSDC (7) New Jersey | August 1, 2010
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Love this place. Great selection of beers and spirits alike. Noticing more and more they are incorporating more craft beer into there refridgerators. Deli looks great and has alot of different choices for food! They will even get your order together if you order it online. Great customer service as well! Personal favorite store of mine!
QuezXLV (5) New Jersey | June 6, 2010| Updated June 25, 2010
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
This place has a great selection of craft beer, macro-brews and wines. This is a relatively new store (renovated I think in 2007), so the ambiance of the entire place is great.
They have a five tiered shelf, about 20 feet long of several types of craft beers. I spoke with Scott, who was very knowledgeable about many of the beers that they offer. I asked him to help me choose an imperial stout, and he was very helpful. He was also subjective in telling me some of the beers that he did not care for. He was able to point out specific characteristics of the beers, like specific flavors, which I definitely appreciated. The funny thing was when he informed me that he was not even the "main" beer guy at the store, whose name is Todd. He described Todd as a beer dictionary. As far as service goes, it was a great experience.
Regarding food, Iíve only been there about four times to purchase sandwiches, but each one Iíve had was excellent. They also have a large selection of crackers, dips/spreads, etc., not to mention one of the largest selections of cheeses on the planet (maybe an overstatement, but the selection is still huge). Although itís not a restaurant, I was very pleased with the food they offer.
In terms of value, they always have sales, especially on wine. I canít speak much for their value with regard to beer, simply because I have not had the opportunity to do many price comparisons. With that said, I thought their craft beer prices were both fair and not excessive.
Overall, this is a great option to buy craft beers as well as pick up a sandwich for lunch or dinner. I highly recommend visiting this store. Iím sure you too will have a great experience!
Chalsk (41) North Caldwell, New Jersey | May 15, 2010| Updated June 25, 2010
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Found a bottle of Squall and Southern Tierís new 2XIPA. This is a neat, clean, and well organize place. Lots of wine and cheese. Beer is somewhat of an afterthought. But the selection is decent.
HoppityHop (54) New Jersey | November 24, 2009| Updated June 25, 2010
58 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 2/10 OVERALL 10/20
Beer is overpriced. That being said, the selection is decent. Not amazing, by any means, but they do have most of the stuff one might be looking for. Might even find something a bit on the unique side, such as Moylanís or Uinta. Service is good, the checkers get you in an out with a smile and itís basically a nice place to shop in. I stop in from time to time, because when they put something on sale it can be a good deal, but most of the time, a sixer will be at least $1-1.50 higher than anywhere else in the area. And the bombers can sometimes be a couple of dollars higher. Rather shop somewhere cheaper and get more tasty brew for my hard earned cash.
vtafro (25) Wayne, New Jersey | September 29, 2009| Updated April 18, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Prices are good and nice selection but nothing too rare. Can find some nice cheese, which is a plus.
njmoons (14) New Jersey | September 4, 2009| Updated April 18, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Garys has a good selection of 750ís and Bombers, a nice organized set up, and a clean new location.
I stop here frequently but only when I am passing by. For all the space they devote to beer their selection is actually very small. In particular they have a limited supply of micro/craft brews and locals brewers. Instead of using floor space on 5 cases of 40 different brews, they have 20 case of 10 different brews.
So while certainly worth a stop on your way by, espeicially for there over sized bottle selection, you can get a bigger selection in the area very near by.
Underhook (2) Lincoln Park, New Jersey | August 27, 2008
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
This is by far the best store Iíve ever been to in my search for craft beer. This place is amazing. They have an entire section dedicated to singles, bombers, and magnums. A whole wall. I nearly cried. I took pictures to cheer myself up with when I feel depressed. But thatís nto all, thereís also an entire refrigerator on the far wall with a few bottles and lots of 6-packs and cases. I also spoke with one of their beer guys, canít remember his name, but he was a true craft beer fan who is always hanging around restocking the shelves and shooting the crap with beer guys. They DO have food at the bar there but I was too busy drooling over the beers. Prices are pretty average but the selection is so good that I always spend way too much money in this place. If you are into craft beer you MUST check this place out, you wonít be disappointed. I buy all of my craft beer here.
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